Brookhaven, GA, June 2, 2017 – The Post Reports – The Brookhaven Police Department (BPD) reports the man who was shot and killed Thursday at the Avana Uptown Apartments on Clairmont Rd. has been identified as 26-year-old Travis E. Ridley from Atlanta. It is believed this shooting involved some sort of drug activity, and Police say neither the victim or the shooter were residents of the apartment complex.
On Thursday at approximately 5:45 PM, Officers responded to the apartment complex in reference to a person shot call. According to BPD Major Brandon Gurley, when officers arrived they found the victim on the ground and began life saving measures while they awaited an ambulance to arrive. Ridley was transported by ambulance to Grady Hospital, however was pronounced dead on arrival. He suffered from more than one gun shot wound.
“Detectives believe that the person they are looking to speak with may have fired their weapon when the victim presented his own firearm,” Maj. Gurley explained in a Friday release. “Detectives did recover a firearm at the scene they believe belonged to the victim.”
Gurley told reporters Police believe the incident started in the hallway on the third floor of the apartment building then spread to the parking garage. Police believe a Purple Dodge Challenger with a drive-out tag is somehow connected to the homicide but gave no details of exactly how.
This is the first homicide in Brookhaven in 2017, Maj. Gurley confirmed for The Post.
BPD is asking for the public’s help in identifying the other person or persons involved to speak with them and obtain a better understanding of this incident. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Brookhaven Police Department, or they may submit an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers Atlanta online (http://www.crimestoppersatlanta.org/) or by phone; 404-577-TIPS (8477).